Well Spack...as a matter of fact I do disapprove of ROC citizens that have dual citizenship. I think you should pick a country and stick to it. If you are wealthy enough to be zooming back and forth between countries I hardly think you need to concern yourself with a collection of passports...(I have one Taiwanese friend that has his ROC passport, a British passport, an Australian passport, and a New Zealand passport
Actually, since there is no provision for keeping your old citizenship and acquiring ROC citizenship we aren't sure how many pushups anyone would be doing - but it's a safe bet if that was still a requirement a large group of guys would be whinning about that as well.
Bu Lai En...you said "Vannyel, these days there's loads of people for whom dual citizenship would make life a lot easier. A prime example is mixed couples (one Taiwanese, one form elsewhere)."
I am not exactly sure how this figures into things. As I told Spack, if the couple is wealthy enough to be jet-setting around the globe I think dual citizenship might be the last thing they need to worry about. But then again, I am not a couple so I wouldn't know.
And you mentioned, "There are very legitimate reasons for having to live for long periods of time on one country, but still be able to change your mind about where you live for hte rest of your life."
But you failed to give any examples. Sure the desire to work somewhere else for decades, making a lot of cash and then chosing to go back home after it's all over is one. And as I mentioned earlier, running back home to a better health care system is another.
And finally, your statement "This is a ridiculous argument, especially in light of the fact that Taiwanese are not asked to prove their love for Taiwan by choosing only one citizenship. Nothing stops them having two citizenships."
Well I find this statement to be ridiculous as well...it's the old "Johnny has new pair of trainers so I should have one too..MOM!"
It unfair but it's the law. This is Taiwan and unfortunately for foreigners the laws aren't clear or fair. But until you surrender your citizenship and attain Taiwanese citizenship it looks like you are stuck being treated unfairly. Of course is there anything stopping you from renouncing your old citizenship, attaining Taiwanese citizenship then going back and retaining your old citizenship?
And in case everyone has missed it in the news recently there have been reports of many countries now rescending naturalized citizens' citizenship for various reasons. Attaining Taiwanese citizenship is no guarantee that you will be able to keep it or have the great expansion of new rights. I am sure if Taiwan does make any changes to the citizenship laws it include more restrictions on what naturalized citizens can and can not do.